Ranking the National League’s Top 5 First Basemen

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Sep 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) hits an RBI single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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Traditionally, first base is a position of power in MLB, where hitters capable of knocking out 30-40 home runs a year play in the field. That has been less true in recent years, but there are still some top National League sluggers that play the position.

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These players are in very different spots in their careers, but all of them are extremely talented. Based on what they’ve done in the past and what it seems like they’re capable of doing in 2016, here are the Senior Circuit’s top five first basemen.